Ways You can Help!


Lend a helping hand.

Read More

Make a Difference

You can help us by joining an event, organising your own, or volunteering your time – we’d be so glad of your support.

Read More

Small Change

Your Small Change makes a Big Difference.

Read More
I would like to Donate:

About olh

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far olh has created 23 blog entries.

E-Learning: Check out our Online Courses

Managing Older Peoples’ Pain using a Palliative Care Approach

Duration: 2 hours

Cost: €25

Target Audience: Health Care Professionals involved in the care of older people

This e-learning programme provides an introduction to the delivery of holistic and evidence based pain assessment and management in the older person, using a palliative care approach.

The course has interactive content throughout and is composed of three sections:

1. Palliative Care and the Older Person

2. Assessment of Pain in an Older Person

3. Management of Pain in an Older Person

The programme will provide participants with opportunities to:

  • Describe the holistic principles and practice of palliative care for older people
  • Classify the different types of pain
  • Determine how to optimally assess pain in older people
  • Describe evidenced-based analgesia options for managing pain safely in older people

There is a €25 fee for taking this course, which you can pay using your credit or debit card via the PayPal option once you have registered for the course. You do not need to have a PayPal account to use this facility, simply choose the “Don’t have a PayPal account” option.

If you wish to pay via cheque or require an invoice, please contact the Education & Research Centre at Our Lady’s Hospice & Care Services at education@olh.ie or call 01 4068810.

Click here to register / log in to the course

Psychosocial Care for People with Motor Neurone Disease

Duration:  1 hour 20 minutes plus (20 minutes per module)

Cost: Free

Target Audience: Healthcare professionals and people providing care for people with MND

Accreditation: The programme has been awarded 4 CEUs from An Bord Altranais and it is accredited by IASW. Applications are currently pending with other bodies

Psychosocial care is care that is concerned with the psychological and emotional well-being of the person with MND. Everyone associated with the care of people with MND can offer psychosocial care. This resource explores the psychosocial challenges and approaches that can be used to address them. This resource explores the following questions:

  • What is MND, how does it progress and is there a support network for healthcare professionals?
  • What are healthcare professionals’ experiences of providing care for people with MND? What are the care experiences of people with MND like and what are their preferences for care?
  • What are the communication challenges when providing care for people with MND? What approaches can support people with MND and healthcare professionals in providing care?
  • What are the psychological challenges for people with MND? As a healthcare professional what approaches can support the person with MND?

This online course has been developed by healthcare professionals in Our Lady’s Hospice Care & Services, MND Centre Beaumont Hospital and Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association. The Irish Hospice Foundation financed the course development and AIIHPC supported ELearning development.

Click here to register / log in to the course

By | January 3rd, 2000|Categories: Course|0 Comments

Videos (Talks & Conferences)

24th Annual Moving Points in Palliative Care Conference – Four talks are available on YouTube.

In March 2018, over a hundred participants signed up for our 24th Annual Moving Points in Palliative Care Conference.  The theme this year was on building resilience. Through the expert hands of Dr. Michael Kearney and Dr. Radhule Weininger, conference participants had a unique experience to explore the nurturing triad of mindfulness, self-compassion and nature connection.

Click here to view talks

Rheum for Health ~ Multidisciplinary Bi-Annual Conference on Healthy Living with Arthritis- Three talks are available on YouTube.

Copyright: University College Dublin Press

The first ever ‘Rheum for Health Conference’ was held in the Education & Research Centre in December 2017. The conference was opened with an inspiring and thought provoking presentation on ‘The Power of Fat’ by the renowned Professor Donal O’Shea, HSE Clinical Lead for Obesity.

A key objective of the conference was to capture the multidisciplinary team approach to caring for patients with chronic illnesses.

Click here to view talks

23rd Moving Points in Palliative Care Conference 2017 – Selfcare & Compassion in HealthCare

With expert international speakers, this exciting one day conference will explore the increasingly recognised area of self-care and compassion in healthcare. Speakers will focus on individual needs and how organisations can support them. It will highlight the importance of reflection and resilience and enable participants to develop vital skills in this important area. We are delighted to welcome Dr Michael Kearney, the internationally renowned palliative care expert, speaker and author who will provide the morning session. In the afternoon we are honoured to have Professor Philip Larkin, of UCD and President of the European Association for Palliative Care speaking on compassion, a subject on which he has researched and written extensively.

Click here to view talks

Grand Rounds

Palliative Medicine Grand Rounds is a weekly postgraduate physician education meeting. It is held on Friday at 8am in the Lecture Theatre of the Education & Research Centre.

The weekly sessions are open to all staff with specific emphasis on postgraduate physicians, medical staff, and nurses. Professionals from other healthcare disciplines are welcome to attend; this does not include members of the general public.

Each week the talk is streamed to off site locations (currently Blackrock, Wicklow Palliative Team and Milford Care Centre). To gain access to Grand Rounds streaming, please contact ncodd@olh.ie

Click here to view talks

Click on the ‘full screen’ icon in the bottom right of a video to enlarge

Prof Donal O’Shea – The Power of Fat
From the Rheum for Health conference on Dec 5 – 2017.

Grainne O’Leary – Facing Arthritis Together
From the Rheum for Health conference on Dec 5 – 2017.

Dr Louise Larkin – Physical Activitiy in Rheumatoid Arthritis
From the Rheum for Health conference on Dec 5 – 2017.

The Cicely saunders Annual Lecture 2017: Proffessor Kissane.
Lecture starts at roughly 30 minutes in.

By | January 2nd, 2000|Categories: Course, Dementia, Gerontology, Rheumatology, Spirituality|0 Comments